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Sep 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
in michigan to build the chevy sonic, a new sub compact car that would normally be built in a poorer country. gm is making the assembly line more efficient with automation and it got the union to agree to wage concessions in exchange for keeping the sonic jobs at home. >> we're willing to experiment and try to establish or bring back new jobs into the american economy. >> the price of the experiment is steep for gm's workers. almost half of the workers at the plant will make only $16 an hour. below the median wage. >> this is a job at general motors which, you know, people would have thought of as a ticket to the american dream. and here it is paying less than the median wage. >> we have progression within the union to afford for a higher standard of living, middle-class type wages. at the same time, i have to be competitive. >> i think it's worth taking wage cuts to keep manufacturing jobs in america. you see, if those jobs keep going overseas, we could lose our most important job creator of all. innovation. take amazon's trendy reading device, the kindle. america invented it, but taiwan ma
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